Monday, May 28, 2018
Mexico-US 21st Century Border Bilateral Executive Steering Committee Meets
Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ninth Meeting of the 21st Century Border Bilateral Executive Steering Committee was held
[May 22] in Washington, D.C. The meeting was chaired by the Foreign Ministry and the U.S. State and Homeland Security Departments
and attended by officials from various federal agencies of both countries.
The participants reviewed the progress of
the November 2017 Action Plans of the three subcommittees (infrastructure, secure flows, and law enforcement) and discussed
joint freight processing; travel facilitation programs (Trusted Traveler and Global Entry); standardization of cargo manifests;
and the progress made on the Mexicali-Calexico I, El Chaparral-San Ysidro, Anzaldúas, Rio Bravo-Donna, and Otay II
ports of entry.
On security issues, they reiterated their interest in closely coordinating the exchange of information to address common
challenges at the border.
The meeting reflects the value of the institutional border coordination mechanisms between Mexico
and the United States, whose purpose is to make our common border into a place of shared opportunity and development through
dialogue and cooperation.
The 21st Century Border Management Initiative was adopted by the presidents of both countries
in May 2010, and annual meetings have been held since then.
May 23, 2018, Mexican Ministries of Foreign Affairs (SRE); translation SRE